1. Moleskine 2011

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    This is a collection of found, forced, and forged artwork. The contents are bound in a 52 page moleskine. All work is original and was compiled over the course of five months.

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    • 5 Steps Remixed

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      Today, the photography industry is weakened by the surge of amateur photographers breaking into market share.  These new photographers have caused an economic downturn for professional photographers, stealing business and lowering the qualifications for ‘good’ photography.  This has led inevitably to a growing trend among existing photographers to develop new business models and to become specialized in photographic areas.  As for the cause of this surge, we point to new camera technology, increased image mobility (sharing), and the democratization of the industry in general––enabling accessibility through the price of equipment, expansion of knowledge, and reduced processing time.  I focus specifically on the loss of business for professional photographers. Evidence for this problem is inherent in the economic downturn for the industry, the Flickr+Getty collaboration, and the testament of professional photographers themselves, including Taylor Davidson. The solution to the above problem is to increase business for professional photographers by emphasizing the opportunities created by the problem and by amplifying the need for fresh business models among professional photographers.  My personal effort to reach the solution is with this video which examines the current opportunities in the photography industry and pushes the audience to participate in growing the industry by supporting amateur photographers, not by ignoring them.  This is an attempt to maintain a personal perspective while shifting to a social viewpoint on the issue.   Remixing here plays a large role. The materials in their original context appeared in the lines of print text and online articles. I have rearranged the materials and have transformed the aesthetic image of the message. By converting text to video, the audience who will receive the message changes from its more traditional counterpart. Also, I have used the materials loosely to give a personal dimension to the message. The message is social in that it attempts to reach a large-scale solution to a societal/industrial problem. Rhetorically, I have given the message greater weight in certain areas, appealing to the viewer on the ground of reason and theory. This video is meant to act as the sequel to the first remix entry I posted on my blog. While the first video unpacks the problem and only mentions the solution briefly, I have thoroughly explored the details of the solution in this second video. Enjoy and spread this video. Content source: Davidson, Taylor. “Five Lessons: How Photographers can Create New Business Models.” Taylor Davidson. 30 Sep. 2008. Unstructured Ventures, LLC, Web. 22 Feb. 2010. . Engh, Rohn. “Are We All Amateur Photographers Today?.” Black Star Rising. 29 Sep. 2009. Web. 22 Feb. 2010. . Newbury, Darren. “Talking about Practice: Photography Students, Photographic Culture and Professional Identities.” British Journal of Sociology of Education. 18.3 (1997): 421-434. Print. Price, Jeff. Hypebot, Sep 2008. Interview by Ethan Bauley. Sep. 2008. Web. 22 Feb. 2010. . Presented by: Shawn Bueche, photographer, student

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